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Lichaj loving festive football fix

31 December 2015

Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj says he is pleased to be playing plenty of football over the festive period as The Reds head to Charlton Athletic on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

The full back has been enjoying some quality time with his family who have recently travelled over from his native America and Lichaj admits he has no issues with the busy festive fixture schedule.

Speaking to Forest Player HD he said: “My family are over from the United States and my brother is staying at my house so it is a good time for me. All my family enjoy watching the football and listening to the games on the radio so I’m enjoying it. I don’t get to see my parents that often so it’s great when they fly over to come and see us.

“I know our fans have time off work as well over Christmas so to see them all come down to Cardiff and hear how many are going to Charlton is fantastic. Hopefully we can keep this unbeaten run going for them but we also need to start turning some of the draws into wins. Personally I enjoy playing football so the Christmas and New Year period is a great time for me.

“We probably weren’t doing as well as we expected for the first few months of the season so it is good to go on a run now. We’re scoring goals, we’re not conceding many and we’re looking in pretty good shape. The Cardiff game also shows that we have the squad to back it up as well.”
Forest travel to The Valley this weekend looking for a first away win since mid-September and Lichaj says he and his teammates are back themselves to come away from South London with a much-needed victory in the bag.

He said: “We’re due an away win. We almost had one at Cardiff but Nelson unfortunately missed the late chance which on another day he would have put in the back of the net.

“The game at Charlton will be a tough one but we’ll take the instructions from the manager, work hard in training and go down there with confidence. What we do know is that we’ll be working our hardest to take all three points."

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